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August 23, 2000 | ERIC MALNIC and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The center fuel tank explosion that tore TWA Flight 800 apart and hurled it into the sea probably was ignited by a short circuit somewhere else in the plane that transferred excess voltage into the tank, federal officials said Tuesday. Although the blast and crash off Long Island on July 17, 1996, destroyed most of the direct evidence of exactly what happened, there is plenty of circumstantial evidence that such a short circuit occurred, National Transportation Safety Board officials said.
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October 15, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
An explosion and fire gutted a synagogue in Syracuse, N.Y., and local and federal agents were attempting to determine whether the building had been bombed. No one was injured. Tension over violence in the Middle East was "in the back of everyone's mind," police Sgt. Joe Sweeny said. The fire that raced through Temple Beth El appeared to have started in an office at the rear of the synagogue, investigators said.
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November 20, 1988 | United Press International
A backhoe operator accidentally cut into a gas main at a construction site Saturday, setting off an explosion that leveled a building, killed a worker and injured 11 other people, police said. The blast demolished the Penn Furniture Building, which had been undergoing renovations, and shattered windows of buildings within a quarter of a mile of the site on western Long Island, Suffolk County police said.
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August 23, 2000 | ERIC MALNIC and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The center fuel tank explosion that tore TWA Flight 800 apart and hurled it into the sea probably was ignited by a short circuit somewhere else in the plane that transferred excess voltage into the tank, federal officials said Tuesday. Although the blast and crash off Long Island on July 17, 1996, destroyed most of the direct evidence of exactly what happened, there is plenty of circumstantial evidence that such a short circuit occurred, National Transportation Safety Board officials said.
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May 20, 1988 | Associated Press
Equipment containing superheated steam exploded Thursday at a General Electric Co. manufacturing plant, killing one worker and burning two others, one critically, officials said. The cause of the explosion was under investigation.
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October 15, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
An explosion and fire gutted a synagogue in Syracuse, N.Y., and local and federal agents were attempting to determine whether the building had been bombed. No one was injured. Tension over violence in the Middle East was "in the back of everyone's mind," police Sgt. Joe Sweeny said. The fire that raced through Temple Beth El appeared to have started in an office at the rear of the synagogue, investigators said.
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March 14, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
A leaking liquid propane pipeline exploded in flames Tuesday, killing one person, injuring three others and leveling 10 homes in this farm town, authorities said. "The houses in that area are completely devastated," said Chris Becker of Middleburgh Telephone Co. "It looks like somebody dropped a bomb." The underground pipeline exploded twice in the community of about 100 people 40 miles southwest of Albany, knocking out electricity and phone service for up to 15 miles, officials said.
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March 14, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
A leaking liquid propane pipeline exploded in flames Tuesday, killing one person, injuring three others and leveling 10 homes in this farm town, authorities said. "The houses in that area are completely devastated," said Chris Becker of Middleburgh Telephone Co. "It looks like somebody dropped a bomb." The underground pipeline exploded twice in the community of about 100 people 40 miles southwest of Albany, knocking out electricity and phone service for up to 15 miles, officials said.
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November 20, 1988 | United Press International
A backhoe operator accidentally cut into a gas main at a construction site Saturday, setting off an explosion that leveled a building, killed a worker and injured 11 other people, police said. The blast demolished the Penn Furniture Building, which had been undergoing renovations, and shattered windows of buildings within a quarter of a mile of the site on western Long Island, Suffolk County police said.
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May 20, 1988 | Associated Press
Equipment containing superheated steam exploded Thursday at a General Electric Co. manufacturing plant, killing one worker and burning two others, one critically, officials said. The cause of the explosion was under investigation.
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